Feb 21, 2013 6:30pm EST
candidate? >> i like pbs, i love big bird. i actually like you, too, but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> there was an outcry, but flash forward to the white house, where the winning team invited the big yellow guy to pop up today. >> look, mrs. obama. i'm getting moving right now by jogging! >> there's big bird helping mrs. obama promote exercise, tweeting to the first lady, hope your husband didn't mind all the loud stomping. i'm not exactly light on my feet. >>> and the countdown to oscar is on, and here's your number. three. that's how many days are left until the big show. we learned today there will be something new at the very end, way past everyone's bedtime. you remember in '91, billy crystal signing off at midnight? in '99, whoopi goldberg blocked in at 12:20 a.m. but this year, there will be one more musical number at the end of the show, host seth macfarlane and kristin chenoweth will sing us off into the night. so, stay up. >>> and, coming up here, something new and human we learned that dolphins can do. you have to
Feb 19, 2013 11:35pm EST
not an action hero. >> here's the ultimate coming clean on. pbs, you can take test. and you can figure out which character you are. by answering the questions. so my kids took it. one was like lord grantham. i took the test and i was daisy. really! i'm not even like -- >> jimmy: they once had one of those which late night talk show host are you? i took the test and i was conan. [ cheers and applause ] now you took a long break in between e.r. and doing this show. what were you up to? what were you doing? >> well, we moved to new york and we raised the kids and i, one of the big things we did was we took a year off and went around the world for a year. >> jimmy: that's very exciting. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: that much, i mean, that must have cost you a fortune for a sitter to leave the kids at home. [ laughter ] the kids came around the world? >> we would come back and see them on the weekends. yeah. we brought two teachers with us and we traveled. i was really, that was a huge thrill. >> jimmy: and you learned to fly a plane also during that time. >> i did. like about a year and a half ago, i di
Feb 18, 2013 2:05am EST
're learning more about the troubled background of adam lanza. a new investigation by pbs finds that lanza was diagnosed with a sensory disorder, was very shy and liked being touched only by his mother. as for the exposure to guns, friends say lanza's mother nancy loved shooting because it helped her bond with her son. >> extraordinary reporting. this is kind of one of the summary graphs of the story, what emerges in this exploration of a still unfolding story is a portrait of a mother apparently devoted but perhaps misguided, struggling to find a place for her son in society. and a boy exceptionally smart in some areas, profoundly deficient in others, who never found a place in the world. >> it's just so sad because of the outcome of this. you think when you look at what happened in their life, you think if she had just made a different decision somewhere along the way, this could have been avoided. and everybody points to the guns, and that being the wrong decision that she made. but perhaps it's not the guns. maybe it's the type of help she got for her son and it wasn't adequate enough.